When pure cotton meets the environmentally friendly high-performance fibre COOLMAX®
At first sight this is a regular white dress shirt. It is elegant, timeless, can be worn with - almost - every outfit and occasion and, in the right size and fit, suits everyone.
But this shirt is not "just" another white dress shirt! The fundamental difference between the Cool & Move performance shirt and our other white shirts lies in the fabric: it is made of 72% two-ply cotton, known for its robustness, comfort and easy-care. It is further complemented by 28% COOLMAX®, an eco-friendly, airy high-performance fibre.
Perhaps you are wondering how a so-called performance shirt can be eco-friendly. The answer is simple: The by the American company Lycra developed technical COOLMAX® fibre is made from recycled plastic bottles. In just 6 steps, plastic waste is transformed into the fabric of your Cool & Move shirt without losing the look and feel of natural cotton.
COTTON+COOLMAX® blend: even more pleasant than natural material
Since the creation of The Nines, we have preferred natural materials and have always been reluctant to introduce synthetic materials into our products. At first we were very wary of COOLMAX®, as we prefer cotton or linen shirts. This cotton+COOLMAX® fabric is a real revelation: it doesn't have the defects in terms of comfort and breathability that other synthetic materials have. On the contrary, COOLMAX® sublimates cotton by its technical advantages and the fabric retains a very soft touch.Our first version of the cool & move shirt launched during the summer of 2020 validated all our expectations!
Moisture wicking thanks to a special fibre structure
The clever blend of cotton and COOLMAX® fibres turns this normal-looking fabric into a high-performance fabric: the special surface structure of flat COOLMAX® fibres ensures even moisture distribution and, in combination with round cross-section fibres, enables fast drying and good air circulation. The quick-dry technology was successfully tested during our photo shoot under the glowing August sun at 37.6 °C in the French capital Paris.
A pleasant feeling of freshness
Don't get us wrong, of course you will break a sweat wearing a dress shirt when cycling 25 km in summer. But the breathable fabric and its quick-drying properties give the Cool & Move performance shirt a pleasant feeling of freshness from morning to night.
A treatment for soft-finishing and comfort
To ensure that you can wear your shirt with optimum comfort, we have added a specific treatment to obtain more softness.
The daily strains of a dress shirt
You don't necessarily have to be the Lance Armstrong of the bike path to work or the Patrick Swayze on the dance floor at after-works, a dress shirt is put to the test daily: Fabric and seams are under constant strain when you stretch extensively during an endless work meeting or, conversely, gesticulate wildly during a lively brainstorming session.
Natural stretch and careful finishing
To increase the durability of a shirt, strong, robust seams are, therefore, a basic requirement. The seamstresses of our shirt atelier make all our shirts with the same care to provide you with a garment that will endure every adventure for years to come. To further enhance this durability, the high-performance fabric of the Cool & Move shirt has a natural stretch component that follows your every movements.
A light and breathable fabric does not necessarily mean transparency. We have taken into account your feedback on the first version of the cool & move shirt which lacked a little opacity. This is now history as we have increased the density of the fabric from 103g/m2 to 125g/m2. Less transparency but still breathable!
To design the Cool & Move shirt, we asked hundreds of our French customers about their expectations and their experiences with performance shirts in the past. The majority of them stated that they were mainly interested in a shirt that is comfortable and pleasant to wear in everyday life.
In addition, many participants in our product survey wanted a choice of different collars. To give your outfit a personal touch, the Cool & Move performance shirt comes with three different collar shapes and one French cuff design.
Our Cool & Move performance shirt combines state-of-the-art fabric technology with the unmistakable classic style of the white shirt. It is undoubtedly the most timeless garment in men's wardrobe, defying the years and fashion trends without ever losing its modern touch.
And best of all: it fits every outfit, every occasion and - in the right size and fit - suits everyone!
Spending a weekend with the family? Your performance shirt goes wonderfully with jeans and white trainers. Friday-wear at the office? Combine your white Cool & Move shirt with casual chinos and derbies. In short, the Cool & Move performance shirt is your new white T-shirt: easy to combine and comfortable to wear, but a thousand times more elegant!
Harder, better, faster, stronger... To the limit!
Made with love for a traditional craft
The Cool & Move performance shirt is manufactured with the greatest care in our atelier near the Moldavian border. Since 2016, we have entrusted the realisation of our designs to this manufacturer, who is ISO 9001 and OEKO-TEX SteP certified and passes on its centuries-old expertise over generations.
The quality pledge of our dress shirts
As with our other shirts, quality workmanship is paramount, so that you can enjoy your new garment for years to come. This includes:
- Solid French seams with 7 stitches per cm
- Hem gussets reinforcing the side seams
- Stainless steel collar stays for better support
- Genuine mother-of-pearl buttons sewn in a cross-stitch
- And a final horizontal buttonhole to avoid unwanted openings
Our shirts are designed to add elegance to both your formal and casual outfits. This is reflected in our modern cuts: Starting from regular, our shirts are fitted and cut close to the body. Our slim and extra slim fits are even more figure-hugging on chest, waist and hips.
Find out how to correctly take your measurements, as well as the detailed sizing information of our shirts in our size guide!
With our pre-sales, everyone wins!
WE DO, because we launch a product manufactured in adjusted quantities: we then avoid overproduction and excessive inventory costs.
YOU, because you benefit from a product at a special preview price thanks to our forecast of the quantities to be produced. Moreover, you are sure to have the product in your hands since it is already being made!
THE ENVIRONMENT, because by tuning production to the success you reserve to it, we avoid overproduction and wastage of unsold products.We also provide an extra margin so you can exchange sizes if necessary.
To design elegant, high-quality menswear at an affordable price that you can wear for years to come.
We focus our energy on the quality of our materials and fabrics and the care with which our collections are made. In this context, we prefer short distribution channels and the traditional savoir-faire of ateliers and pay a particular attention to our social and environmental responsibility.
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